knuse

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse knosa (to beat, bruise). Cognate with Old High German zerchnusen.

Verb[edit]

knuse (imperative knus, infinitive at knuse, present tense knuser, past tense knuste, past participle har knust)

  1. to hug.
  2. to crush.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

knuse (imperative knus, present tense knuser, simple past knuste, past participle knust, present participle knusende)

  1. to crush (something)
  2. to break or smash (something)

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old Norse knosa (to beat, bruise).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nuːz], [nøːz], [nɪz]

Verb[edit]

tae knuse (third-person singular simple present knuses, present participle knusin, simple past knusit, past participle knusit)

  1. to squeeze
  2. to press down with the knees and hands
  3. to bruise
  4. to press in the arms, cuddle
  5. to pummel